So now you know how to take pictures, review pictures and get connected. How about becoming a better photographer? Let the Dell Photo Learning Center help you rethink your composition, improve your camera knowledge and take more interesting photos. Again, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. (See this photography thing is not so hard after all.)

1. Get close
One of the easiest ways to improve your pictures is by getting closer to your subject. Eliminating background and focusing on the details we don’t normally see makes for a more intriguing shot.

Click tip: When shooting an up-close subject, first lock the focus with the subject centered (hold the shutter halfway down), then adjust your composition and take the shot.

2. Get oriented
When you’re setting up your shot, think about what the viewer will see. Turn your camera and create a portrait (vertical) image if your subject is oriented more top-bottom than left-right. Use landscape (horizontal) orientation for subjects that are more wide than tall.

Click tip: Use scene modes — most digital cameras feature a selection of scene modes that optimize the camera’s settings based on what you’re shooting.

3. Get off-center
Putting your subject in the middle of the shot is typical. Take a new angle — try getting down low and looking up what you’re shooting, or including a wide stretch of blue sky in the background.

Click tip: The Rule of thirds: Imagine lines dividing your frame into thirds horizontally and vertically. Placing your subject along these lines (and at their intersection) will create a more dynamic, interesting layout. In facial close-ups, use the eyes and other features such as the chin and hands as supporting elements.